MIT Science Fiction Society

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Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 6th, 2002

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding; Jamie Morris, pseudo-Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Move to burn the minutes and bury them where nobody will ever find them again. Maybe in the Onseck slot? Passes 3-0-1+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Mobcomm: Has anyone heard of the ``Dumarest of Terra'' series? (We have now.) Well, we just got the conclusion. I thought the series was well-known but nobody I've asked has heard of it. Along with it we got a dozen books by the same author that we didn't have, possibly due to being British publications.

Gryphon publications has come out with their own line of doubles. These are expected to make the Dexmistress gnash his teeth, but it is revealed that since they're numbered they'll be handled by just sticking an entry in the shelfcodes table.

Fweekcomm: A new member is reading books at a rate sufficient to finish the Library during her lifetime, including new titles as they come in, if she keeps it up.


Old Business

Ironically, most Keyholders' photos on Rogues' Gallery are more recognizable than Aloha Lenscomm's.

We have stickers!

AMB bought $810 worth of subscriptions (renewals) to Analog and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine for us at WorldCon, where they were offered for about 20% off.



New Business

A mystery donation has appeared on the banana-colored couch. Anyone know about it?

The author of On, Salt, and Stone--those are three different titles--has published ``Park Polar'' in Infinities. His multi-word-title capability is noted.

The mailing list of people who signed up for email information/reminders (at the Activities Midway) has sixty-six usernames. We've sold a bunch of memberships but as usual it's hard to tell which are new and which are renewals without resorting to the actual sheets.


Future Business

Member Brad Johnson wants to become a Prentice (just renewed his membership after a long lapse).

The new members this year seem to include more people inclined to have interesting discussions about science fiction, as opposed to casual readers, than there've been for a while.

Mobcomm starts rationing out horrible blurbs from his latest mailing from the Space-Crime Continuum.

Motion to grow mutated bananas to read these things for us so we don't have to bother with them ever again. Fails for lack of a second.

This weekend our LSC slide should show.

Motion to ... banana.... Fails 1-3-4+Spehn.

Move to bring in a bunch of stuffed bananas so that we can have a puppet government. (Groans.) Passes 5-0-2+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1742 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Jamie Morris, pseudo-Onseck